'2,000bhp' Trion Nemesis set for 2016 production

21 Oct, 2014 2:15pm Jonathan Burn Lawrence Allan

American manufacturer Trion Supercars has confirmed its 2,000bhp Nemesis hypercar will be put in to production in January 2016

California-based company Trion Supercars will launch of its Koenigsegg One:1-rivalling Nemesis in January 2016. Currently under development, the Nemesis is hoping to put an end to the European dominance in hypercar makrket. 

Trion was founded in 2012, and the Nemesis will be the company's first ever production car and will be powered by a 9.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, developing 2,000bhp. It's likely to cost about £620,000.

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Power will be transmitted to the road via an eight-speed sequential gearbox, helping crack the sprint from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is yet to be verified but Trion claims it will be in excess of 270mph, on a par with the Koenigsegg's claimed 273mph and ahead of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's verified 268mph.

To help put such a power output  the Nemesis will be four-wheel drive. It is underpinned by a lightweight carbonfibre monocoque featuring a pushrod-based suspension system, and carbon ceramic brakes. Judging by the shape, aerodynamics will be a key factor in the speed.

The Nemesis will also be fitted with active aero and a ‘Predator mode’, which when selected by the driver, modifies interior lighting, stiffens the suspension, lowers ride height and gives a more raucous exhaust note.

The debut model will be handcrafted from carbon fibre in America, with the manufacturer claiming the interior will be fitted with ‘cutting-edge technology’. Images of the inside show a minimalist layout, and a Mclaren-style central touchpad control screen.

Trion is also quick to boast about the Nemesis’ practicality, claiming the boot can easily accommodate golf clubs and luggage. However, as prototype models won't be buit until February 2015, it's too early to back up most of these claims.

Production is set to start in January 2016, with a run of 50 models being built initially, depending on customer demand.

Do you think Trion's power claims are possible? Let us know in the comments section below...

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I admire the engineering and efforts to push on speed technology, and I am impressed by what these engineers can achieve, Bugatti, Hennessy, Koenigsegg etc.

But I'm starting to get bored with silly numbers now. There's more to life. Show me a car that can driving in heavy stop/go traffic less boring and I will be interested.

Only in America where they believe bigger is always better. Would have been more impressive if it 'only' did 200mph but had a 0 to 60 time of 1.5 seconds or something daft.
As it is 270mph and 2.8 to 60 are boring and pointless, because others do the same 0 to 60 time and they also nearly hit 270, all without 2000 bhp.

0-60 acceleration times are down to the tyres and their grip on the surface. If a tyre were created that gave sufficient grip then many car makers could reduce the acceleration time.

But throwing 1500kg forwards with a friction coupling is not going to be easy. If you replaced the wheels of the car with pinions and ran then on rack rails then very quick times would be achievable.

Vector Mk2 anyone?

Production will commence immediately that dreaming is finished!

So you are claiming it is impossible to go from 0 to 60 any faster due to tyre grip? Still doesn't explain why they feel the need to 2000 bhp, because as I understand it the Koenigsegg One 1 does 273mph with 1340 bhp. As I said only in America.

I said this elsewhere the other day about the Venom. It's not that impressive any more putting loads of power in a car with no other technology advancements. Making it do everything else well and building lots of them and selling them and giving them a warranty is much harder.

You may as well just start putting gas turbines in there and have them power electric motors. Jaguar talked about this a few years ago in the CX75 and it never happened, but wouldn't it be wonderful if someone actually did it?

Maybe one or two small gas turbines with a 6-700 kilowatts between them, shoved into 4 motors at the wheels. Instant massive torque, 4 wheel individual torque vectoring, brake steer etc. The best bit is you could also setup to run the car on heavy fuels, diesel basically.

Imagine that, we have these hybrids, supercar hybrids too, so someone take the next step and build something amazing with only motors at the wheels (yes i know the SLS is electric too, but it's range is rubbish and it's very heavy, charging times yadda yadda). The ultimate electric powered hypercar. Make it happen.